If in 2010 you want to brush up your writing skills, or meet fellow writers, or get serious with your writing, you could stop by Dublin's Big Smoke Writing Factory for a course. They run them evenings, afternoons and Saturdays, so there should be a time slot to please all-comers.
Some of the new 12 week courses - costing €280 - that caught my eye included:
Novel In Progress
MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting February 1, 2010.
TUESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting February 2, 2010.
Angst & Adventure (children's and young adult fiction)
WEDNESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting January 27, 2010.
Writing Short Stories
SATURDAY, 1pm-3pm, starting February 6, 2010.
The Developing Poet
SATURDAY, 3pm-5.15pm, starting January 16, 2010.
More about course leaders and cetera at the Smoke's website here.